Below is a list of the teen killers from Colorado. The first list below are those sentenced to life without parole for their crimes. Columbine follows. Please send us any other cases we should know about. See our victim memorial pages for some of the victim stories.
We oppose legislation in Colorado, regularly proposed by the Pendulum Foundation funded by one of the families of these offenders below, that would retroactively end these life sentences for these murderers sentenced to what they call juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) because the hearings on the bill are being held without victim notification and because there already exists legal mechanisms, including a special clemency commission, to identify any offenders who might have been over-sentenced. Victims have a rights to be notified of and heard in all matters pertaining to their cases.
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Colorado Teen Killers Sentenced to Life for their Crimes:
Jason Gonzales, 17 MURDERED LeLand Hap Thompson, 74, repeatedly beaten on the head.
Samuel Mendez, 14, MURDERED Freida Winter, 78, beating in Greeley, police linked hom to the slaying four years later through fingerprints.
Marcus Fenandez, 15, MURDERED Lyle Wohlers, 51, Colorado State Patrol Trooper, shot in the head during a traffic stop.
Jacob Ind, 15, MURDERED Kermode Jordan 54, and Pamela Jordan, 41, his stepfather and mother, shot and stabbed them to death in their home.
Phillip Trujillo, 15, MURDERED Lee Pumorey, 16, grandson of former Colorado Supreme Court Justice, killed in a drive by shooting.
Allen Lucero, 17, MURDERED Chris Romo, 17, killed in a gang-related shooting.
Christopher Selectman, 16, MURDERED McKinley Dixon, 18, shot to death over a bag of marijuana.
George Chavez, 15, MURDERED Simplicio Dominquez Trejo, 34, carjacked and then killed.
Gregory Romero, 17, MURDERED Terrance Mayo, 17, and Rachel Peterson, 16, shot to death.
Raymond Gone, 16, MURDERED Shawn Leinen, 28, Denver Police Officer shot while cornering a car thief.
Donnell Carter, 17, MURDERED Terrance Mayo, 17, and Rachel Peterson, 16, shot to death.
Raymond Johnson, 16, MURDERED Cannon “Biscuit” Evans, 3, killed in a drive by shooting while sitting in a car seat.
Paul Littlejon, 15, MURDERED Cannon “Biscuit” Evans, 3, killed in a drive by shooting while sitting in a car seat.
Roosevelt Harris, 15, MURDERED Christopher Ramos, 24, shot in the head outside a credit union where he was using an ATM.
Curtis Brooks, 15, MURDERED Christopher Ramos, 24, shot in the head outside a credit union where he was using an ATM.
Raymond Cain, 17, MURDERED Said Frost, 19, a Southern Ute tribal member, shot in the head
Jennifer Tombs, 16, MURDERED Latanya Lynn Lavallais, 23, a babysitter, shot in the head six times.
Larry Lucas, 16, MURDERED Shaw Castilla, 18, a high school student, his body was found near the top of Raton Pass three days after his death.
Christopher Weedman, 17, MURDERED Tiffany Boelter, 14, mutilated.
Kevin Blankenship, 16, MURDERED Barbara Jane Castor, 76, kidnapped and left to die of exposure
Antonio Farrel, 17, MURDERED Barbara Jane Castor, 76, kidnapped and left to die of exposure.
Trevor Jones, 17, MURDERED Matthew Foley, 16, shot in the head in a parking lot.
Frank Vigil, 16, MURDERED Brandy Duvall, 14, gang raped and stabbed 28 times, bled to death.
Adam Drake, 17, MURDERED Eric Harris, 30, shot five times
Nathan Ybanez, 16, MURDERED Julie Ybanez, 43, his mother, beaten and strangled to death with fireplace tongs.
Terrance Wilder, 17, MURDERED Joel England, 24 and Roderaick Marable, 38, beaten to death.
Steven Anaya, 17, MURDERED Gregorio Martinez-Luna, 40, shot to death
Andrew Medina, 15, MURDERED Kristopher Lohrmeyer, 17, shot in the head outside an ice cream parlor.
Miguel Timble, 17, MURDERED Ennis Walton, 29, shot in the chest.
Lorenso Montoya, Jr., 14, MURDERED Emily Johnson, 29, clubbed to death.
Nicholas Martinez, 16, MURDERED Emily Johnson, 29, clubbed to death.
George Lo, 17, MURDERED Vien Than, 19, shot when gunman opened fire on two carloads of people.
Alexander Pogosyan, 17, MURDERED Edgardo Moralles, Jr., 18, Zach Obert, 18, Penny Bowman-Meida, 37, Greg Media 18, Marissa Avalos, 16, shot to death on the Labor Day holiday.
Joseph Hunter, 17, MURDERED Dorothy Woodham, 86, clubbed with a fireplace shovel, strangled, and stabbed 16 times.
Ahmad Nelms, 17, MURDERED Ennis Walton, 29, shot in the chest.
Erik Jensen, 17, MURDERED Julie Ybanez, 43, beaten and strangled to death with fireplace tongs. His family has funded the Pendulum Foundation which has led the anti-victim effort to free these offenders without victim input. It is reported that Eric Jensen’s threats to his own family that he would kill himself if they didn’t do something to get him out within 10 years, is what prompted the creation of the effort in Colorado to end JLWOP sentences.
Merle Mangum, 17, MURDERED Janet Davis, 42, and daughter Jennifer, 11, beaten to death.
Columbus White, 17, MURDERED Lora Armenta, 86, beaten to death when her home was burglarized.
Gabrial Adams, 17, MURDERED Kermode Jordan, 47, and Pamela Jordan, 41, shot and stabbed to death in their home
Jeff Johnson, 17, MURDERED John Leonardelli, 55, robbed of his car, watch, and other valuables and killed in a parking garage.
Leroy Gardenhire III, 17, MURDERED Tommy Lee Emory, 26, shot when his killers mistakenly thought he had stolen their car.
Marcus Clouatre, 17, MURDERED Douglas Sparr, 34, son of a federal court judge, bound and gagged, blindfolded, stabbed, and hit on the hdea, strangled with cords and had bleach poured down his throat.
Jerome Perea, 17, MURDERED Yvonne Cossio, 24, gunned down in her front yard in front of her children.
Josiah Ivy, 16, MURDERED Stacy Dahl, 29 and Gary Alflen, 47, shot to death in their Ute Pass home.
THE COLUMBINE KILLERS – Littleton, Colorado, 1999
Two of the worst teen killers in world history were Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. Significant space in global media has been dedicated to covering this horrific mass murder – we do not need to duplicate it at this website. However, we highlight the important research that has been done into what we can learn from this unmitigated tragedy – how to identify and hopefully prevent future such rampages by similarly troubled youth. Read about the important findings in research done about these teen killers, and how this should inform ALL who interact with troubled teens in our nation. And we are especially proud of the advocacy work being done by some of these victims families to prevent future such tragedies. Check out Rachel’s Challenge working all over the nation to better identify and assist troubled youth. And we remain constantly inspired by the violence prevention work of Tom Mauser, father of Daniel Mauser.